UK Advertising Board Rules for Apple in Dispute over Thinnest Smartphone
As noted by TechCrunch, the United Kingdom's Advertising Standards Authority has ruled in favor of Apple in a dispute with Samsung over which manufacturer offers the thinnest smartphone for sale in the country. The dispute over which company could lay claim to the title for marketing purposes arose because of the Samsung Galaxy S II's form factor, which includes a sizable hump.
Samsung’s svelte new model is indeed thinner at certain points, measuring in at 8.71mm at its thinnest. It’s a considerable enough difference from the iPhone 4′s 9.3mm depth that it would’ve been a clear victory were it not for the Galaxy S II’s 9.91mm thick hump.Apple and Samsung are of course also locked in a series of much more important legal disputes centered around claims of patent and design infringement.
The ASA ruled that since the iPhone’s thickest point is thinner than the Galaxy S II’s thickest, Apple has the right to continue claiming the title.